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Residents report another close call with sea lion

Efforts to deter sea lions from hauling out on Petersburg’s floatplane dock have been largely successful, according to borough staff. However, at least one aggressive bull continues to search for free meals at the nearby fish cleaning station in south harbor. Matt Lichtenstein recently spoke with a couple of local residents who reported a close call with the large animal late last month. For mobile-friendly, downloadable audio, click here.

Over the summer, Brad Hunter took this photo of a large sea lion on the fish cleaning float in Petersburg’s South Harbor.

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Two fishing boats aground, sunk on Kupreanof shoreline

A man in a skiff brings a pump and fuel drums over to the grounded Moonshadow and Robert G. Johnston Tuesday morning.
A Petersburg fisherman is working to recover two boats aground and sunken on the Kupreanof Island shoreline across from Petersburg. The 42-foot fiberglass gillnetter Moonshadow and the 57-foot wooden tender Robert G. Johnston both belong to Arnold Enge. more

Family, friends celebrate purple librarian’s 100th birthday

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Petersburg’s purple librarian, Ruth Sandvik, is 100 years old today. Family and friends are marking the occasion with fireworks last night Sunday night and a party this afternoon. Sandvik worked for years as high school librarian and has been honored for bringing the arts and radio to Petersburg. more